All finalists will receive a free stand at the SS21 Trade Show. Picture: Instagram/@safashionweek.
All finalists will receive a free stand at the SS21 Trade Show. Picture: Instagram/@safashionweek.

Last chance for local designers to enter New Talent Search

By Lifestyle Reporter Time of article published Dec 27, 2020

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Time is ticking, and if you haven’t entered the South African Fashion Week New Talent Search 2021 now is the time to do so.

With only two weeks until the applications close, South African designers are urged to join in the movement of changing how we look at fabric design within fashion design.

The New Talent Search is open to ladies’ wear designers whose businesses are based in South Africa. All designer applicants must supply a minimum of one store (this can include your store or online store) and must be under 10 years in business to qualify to enter.

To give their consumers something different, this is what the designers must look into:

*Consider fabrics that have the least impact on the environment.

*Natural linen, cotton, and sustainably sourced fabrics.

*Fur and leather-free.

*Their Designs must include print on at least 50% of the garments.

*Zero-waste cutting such as draping, knitting, or using a zero-waste pattern.

*Provide consumer care instructions to lengthen the garment’s longevity.

*Create a timeless and trans-seasonal collection.

Designers must also research slow fashion to make sure they understand it in a way that they can live it and play a role in shaping the future of sustainable fashion.

They must also base their designs on 2021 world trends by combining contemporary shapes, styles, and construction with their inspirations and design talent.

The winner will walk away with prizes to the value of ± R455000 Visit https://www.safashionweek.co.za/ to enter.

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